Barcelona and Argentina legend Javier Mascherano has reportedly informed his club that he plans to leave Camp Nou at the end of the current season. According to Sport, while speaking to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, Mascherano also said that he plans to continue his career in the United States.
Despite his wishes, moving to the US and MLS is not a telegraphed direction. Mascherano has told Barcelona he does not want to go to China, Qatar or other exotic locations to earn a super-wage. His desire is clear. If a franchise in the America meets his demands, Barcelona will let him go.
If, however, MLS does not meet his demands, he will continue at Camp Nou. Open doors and absolute willingness to comply with a player who has given his all to the club. All parties agree Mascherano’s future will not be an object of debate nor will he receive a special ‘testimonial’ season.